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Israeli premier to self-isolate for week after minister tests positive of coronavirus

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter self-quarantine for seven days, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, after the country’s Health Minister tested positive for coronavirus.
Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.
Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.

Israel, Palestine collaborate to mitigate coronavirus spread

Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israeli premier to enter quarantine after aide tests positive for coronavirus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go into quarantine as one of his advisors was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said on Monday.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
An anti-incumbent government protester waves a flag during a demonstration in front of the Knesset celebrating the resignation of the Knesset Speaker Yuli Eldenstein in Jerusalem on March 25, 2020. – Yuli Eldenstein, th speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament

A right-wing ally of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped down as speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a blow to the embattled premier, the latest development in a months-long political crisis.

Sin, arrogance, disobedience to God are responsible for coronavirus – CAN president

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle on Sunday said arrogance of humans against God and constituted authority, sin and all sorts of wickedness are responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic that defies human solution but God has provisions for its cure.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israel’s coronavirus tally rises to 945

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 945 with 20 people in serious condition, the Health Ministry said Sunday morning.
Jordan is set to impose a countrywide round-the-clock curfew to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, barring people from moving except for emergencies, the government said.

Jordan announces round-the-clock curfew

Jordan is set to impose a countrywide round-the-clock curfew to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, barring people from moving except for emergencies, the government said.
A biopharmaceutical employee at CureVac demonstrates research for a coronavirus vaccine at a lab in Tuebingen, Germany, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Andreas Gebert - Reuters

Coronavirus now in Tanzania, Somalia as East Africa starts closures

Tanzania and Somalia on Monday became the latest East Africa countries to confirm their first cases of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools as fears of contagion rose.

Terrorism: Group urges UK, US to assist Nigeria

A group, Coalition of Civil Rights Groups in Nigeria has sought the assistance of the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama denies retirement claims

According to local media outlets the 37-year-old, who hasn’t played a competitive fixture since April 2017, has called time on his career, but Enyeama insists that is not the case.
Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader took a big step towards becoming the world’s oldest professional soccer player by making his debut at the age of 75 over the weekend and celebrated the occasion by scoring a goal.

Egyptian grandfather scores on professional debut

Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader took a big step towards becoming the world’s oldest professional soccer player by making his debut at the age of 75 over the weekend and celebrated the occasion by scoring a goal.

Monarch urges Nigerians to raise alarm on the spate of killings in Nigeria

Worried by the spate of killings linked to Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, a royal father in Abia State, HRH Eze Cyril Ogbenna has urged Nigerians to speak out against the atrocities of these Herdsmen by letting some strategic international institutions and nations to know about them.

German tourist becomes first confirmed coronavirus death in Africa

A German tourist died on Sunday of the novel coronavirus in a Sinai resort of eastern Egypt, the health ministry announced, the first death from the epidemic recorded in Africa.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz of the ruling Likud party has called the country’s Arab politicians “terrorists in suits” and rejected opposition moves to use their support to form a minority government following the March 2 election.

Arab lawmakers are ‘terrorists in suits’ – Israeli minister

Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz of the ruling Likud party has called the country’s Arab politicians “terrorists in suits” and rejected opposition moves to use their support to form a minority government following the March 2 election.
Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya successfully fended off Yoel Romero’s bid for his middleweight title with a unanimous-decision win in the main event of UFC 248 from Las Vegas in the early hours of today.

Israel Adesanya defends UFC middleweight belt as fans boo

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya successfully fended off Yoel Romero’s bid for his middleweight title with a unanimous-decision win in the main event of UFC 248 from Las Vegas in the early hours of today.
Uganda head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named a squad of 20 foreign-based players for preparations ahead of their 2021 Afcon qualifier against South Sudan set for the 28th of March.

Uganda coach names squad for Afcon qualifier vs South Sudan

Uganda head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named a squad of 20 foreign-based players for preparations ahead of their 2021 Afcon qualifier against South Sudan set for the 28th of March.

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Former England striker Gary Lineker has entered self-isolation after his son George displayed coronavirus symptoms.

Gary Lineker defends Premier League footballers from salary critics

Former Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker has called for patience amid claims that Premier League footballers are refusing to accept salary cuts during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Eight-year old boy donates cash to Kwara to fight coronavirus

An eight-year-old boy, Akinduyo Oluwapamilerinayo, on Thursday donated a sum of N1,120 to the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 .
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two to die by hanging in Osun for killing student

Justice Jide Falola of Osun High Court sitting in Ikirun has sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.

UN: 2.1 million people to face food insecurity in Sahel

An unprecedented 2.1 million people in the Sahel region will not have access to enough food, with the Covid-19 pandemic likely to hamper aid operations, a projection by the World Food Programme (WFP) showed.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria: Spike in coronavirus infections fueled by porous land borders

The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.